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Democracy after the Internet - Brazil between Facts, Norms, by Samantha S. Moura Ribeiro

By Samantha S. Moura Ribeiro

This publication throws new mild at the means during which the web affects on democracy. in response to Jürgen Habermas’ discourse-theoretical reconstruction of democracy, it examines one of many world’s biggest, such a lot diversified but additionally such a lot unequal democracies, Brazil, by way of the vast social and criminal results the net has had. concentrating on the Brazilian constitutional evolution, the e-book examines how the net could effect at the legitimacy of a democratic order and if, and the way, it may well yield possibilities for democratic empowerment. The ebook additionally assesses the ways that legislation, as an establishment and a method, reacts to the adjustments and demanding situations led to via the web: the ways that legislation may well continue its power as an integrative strength, averting a ‘virtual’ legitimacy crisis.

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60–61. 4 The Commodification of the Internet: From Barlow to Zittrain 29 conceived as a place of freedom. But recently this idea (l) has become an object of dispute. In order to preserve the values of freedom and openness, it is necessary to identify the threats and resist. 65 He suggests that just like in the pre-Internet offline world, it is necessary to put society under a constitution, under a framework that structures and limits social and legal powers in order to protect fundamental values.

22–24. For an in depth account of networked social movements, see Castells, M. 2015. Networks of Outrage and Hope: Social Movements in the Internet Age. (second edition enlarged and updated). Polity Press, Cambridge. 42 Cammaerts. 2008, op. , p. 84. 41 22 2 Contextualizing What Changes Moreover, the Internet makes information available to those who are connected, and it has the potential to create spaces for discussion, while giving opportunities to dissenting voices. Therefore, it makes it easier to enunciate and spread counterhegemonic discourses and movements at a lower cost.

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